Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag "FG"

    FG closes case against Onnoghen after calling three witnesses

FG closes case against Onnoghen after calling three witnesses

The federal government has closed its case against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The government closed after calling three witnesses to the stand.At the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Thursday, Aliyu Umar, counsel to the government, announced that they closed the case despite the fact that they had initially listed six witnesses.Umar said the three other witnesses [...]

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    Court fines FG for deporting Cameroonian separatist leaders

Court fines FG for deporting Cameroonian separatist leaders

The federal high court sitting in Abuja has declared illegal and unconstitutional the deportation of 47 Cameroonians from Nigeria in January, 2018.At its sitting on Friday, Azanwuli Chikere, a member of the panel which heard the case, said the federal government lacks the power to deport refugees and asylum seekers from Nigeria.The government had deported the Cameroonians back to their [...]

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    Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

How has the last one year been for you? Awesome? Terrific? Well, it has been anything but amazing for Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.Sharibu was the only Christian girl among the 112 kidnapped from the school by Boko Haram members on February 19, 2018. Her continued captivity [...]

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    CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), says he is not answerable to any institution aside the presidency.According to PUNCH, he said this while responding to a petition against him by the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, a non-governmental organisation.Umar said he and members of the tribunal are not judicial officers, hence [...]

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    FG launches campaign in support of military

FG launches campaign in support of military

The federal government has launched a campaign in support of the military.Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Thursday in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the campaign is important because the men and women in the military are risking their lives to protect the country.Mohammed said those who do not know the sacrifices the soldiers make have [...]

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    Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the federal government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, Saraki said it is unacceptable for the students who registered to vote in their institutions to be disenfranchised due to [...]

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    Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) has advised Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to resign.In a statement on Thursday, Jiti Ogunye, chairman, board of governors of NADL, asked the ex-CJN to take the action in the interest of the judiciary.Ogunye said though the group has not deemed him guilty of the corruption allegations levelled against him, [...]

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    ‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

‘He is an avowed democrat’ — Lai tackles those criticising Buhari over Onnoghen

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an avowed democrat, defending his decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Mohammed said this following the backlash which trailed the action of the president.The minister dismissed the reports that the suspension signaled the beginning of dictatorship in the country."Today, I have called this press conference to set the [...]

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    FG orders crackdown on illegal tertiary institutions

FG orders crackdown on illegal tertiary institutions

The federal government has ordered a crackdown on all illegal tertiary institutions in the country.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, gave the order at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday.He directed all regulatory agencies in the education sector to work with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute owners of the illegal institutions.The minister lamented how unaccredited institutions churn out substandard [...]

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    Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

The federal government says the N30,000 figure proposed by the tripartite committee for the new national minimum wage is a mere recommendation to the president.In a statement on Friday Illiya Rhoda, an assistant director in the ministry of labour, said those who are not pleased with the new minimum wage should take their case to the national assembly.Illiya said President [...]

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    PDP says FG’s plan to increase VAT is cruel

PDP says FG’s plan to increase VAT is cruel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described plans by the federal government to increase value-added tax on specific items as cruel and anti-people.In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, said the move shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is insensitive to the plight of the citizens who are already groaning under economic hardship.On Wednesday, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, [...]

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    FG files charges against NBC DG over alleged N2.5bn fraud

FG files charges against NBC DG over alleged N2.5bn fraud

The federal government has charged Modibbo Kawu, director-general of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), to an Abuja federal high court over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud.Pinnacle Communications Limited; its founder, Lucky Omonuwa, and Dipo Onifade, its managing director, were also included in the suit.The charges were filed following an investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission [...]

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    Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo's comment on TraderMoni as ignorant and mischievous.In a statement, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said the former president has shown a complete misunderstanding of the programme initiated by the federal government to support petty traders.In his state of the nation address tagged 'Points for [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

FG plotting to arrest Onnoghen, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says it has uncovered a plot by the federal government to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesman of the group, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said there are plans that a bench warrant be issued by Danladi Usman, chairman of the the Code [...]

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    NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the federal government’s advisory committee does not affect the interest of workers.Wabba said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Thursday.President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a technical advisory committee on the implementation of the new minimum wage.Wabba said the union "initially" thought the committee was set up [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed backs Ganduje’s plan to buy 540MW from QIPP

Zainab Ahmed backs Ganduje’s plan to buy 540MW from QIPP

The federal government, via the minister of finance, has backed the 540 megawatts Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) proposed by the Kano state government for the re-industrialisation plan of the state.Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, gave the assurance on Tuesday when she hosted Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, and his team in Abuja.In a statement by Paul Ella Abechi, [...]

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